Botswana deports homophobic Pastor Steven Anderson

Botswana deports homophobic Pastor Steven Anderson

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Phoenix is not having an easy time with his evangelism in Africa. The Botswana government has confirmed that he will be deported (if that hasn’t happened already) from the country.

The pastor planned to head to Africa this month to convert more people to his extreme cause – but his plans were hindered by travel bans issued by South Africa and the United Kingdom.

He did eventually make it to Botswana this week, but he was held by immigration officials amid concerns about hate preaching.

The country’s government yesterday confirmed he will be deported, tweeting: “Pastor #StevenAnderson, a #USA citizen has been declared a Prohibited Immigrant and as such is being deported from #Botswana”.tweet

Anderson had previously insisted Botswana, which already criminalises homosexuality and jails gay people for up to seven years, was a “way more receptive place” for his message. However, the country’s government reaffirmed its opposition to violence and extremism.

Ranting about his previous ban from South Africa, he fumed: “It’s too bad that South Africa fell through because they banned me personally. But at the end of the day, it’s no skin off my back. I wasn’t really that excited about visiting their so-called beautiful country which is the rape capital of the world. It’s one of the most dangerous, wicked places in the entire world. I was actually going there for their sakes. I was trying to bring the gospel to the lost.”

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8 Comments

  1. INDIGENE
    September 21, 08:41 Reply

    Yeah Yeah!!!! That’s how they would keep deporting him till he settles in Nigeria.

  2. Delle
    September 21, 09:05 Reply

    Is he so daft to keep going to places where homosexuality isn’t seen as a crime, completely forgetting countries like Nigeria and Uganda?

    I’m sure his coming to Nigeria would be more celebrated than the beauty of Yusuf Buhari.

    • Pink Panther
      September 21, 09:08 Reply

      I don’t believe Botswana has decriminalized homosexuality though.

      • Mandy
        September 21, 09:11 Reply

        Which is why this action the government took to deport this homophobe is surprising to me. you’d think they’d let him stay and spread his hate, the way I imagine Nigeria would.

        • Mr. Fingers
          September 21, 10:03 Reply

          They probably figured he is doing all these for publicity which is true.

        • Delle
          September 21, 10:04 Reply

          I’m quite shocked myself.

  3. Mr. Fingers
    September 21, 10:05 Reply

    This guy needs help. He is sick,just listen to him and u will know he should be in a mental institution.

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